Why does it appear that achieving high learning gains doesn’t seem to guarantee good state test results? In the previous blog post of September 13, 2016, we clearly established that there is a very strong relationship between STAR results and state assessment results. That post ended with the conclusion that: The strength of the relationships reported in the Imagine study …
One of the important issues for our schools is the ability to optimize their student’s performance on state tests. One of my (perhaps overused) comments is that effective education will be reflected on any well-constructed test. If this is true, then we can utilize our own assessment program as a substitute for the state tests and, by optimizing performance on …
Imagine Schools is pleased to announce Colleen Fonte, fourth grade teacher at Imagine Town Center, Florida, as National Teacher of the Year. In addition to a cash award, Fonte will be recognized at Imagine Schools’ regional Forum in Florida this summer.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program has named Imagine School at Evening Rose as a Mix It Up Model School for its exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among its students and throughout its campus during the 2015-16 school year.
Elementary and middle school students from Imagine Chancellor in Boynton Beach, FL found themselves serving as Santa’s elves this holiday season. More than 1,000 students collected more than 700 toys for students at Imagine North Lauderdale, a sister school in North Lauderdale serving more than 650 K-6 students.
Students at Imagine West Melbourne in Florida recently had the opportunity to be educated in financial literacy and money management by local Community Credit Union volunteers, through their partnership with Junior Achievement of the Space Coast.
Early on a warm Saturday morning in Phoenix, more than 300 parents and volunteers from Foresters, an international finance firm, and KaBoom! gathered at Imagine Desert West. Equipped with an array of tools and lots of enthusiasm, they set out to build a playground for more than 1,000 K-8 students who attend this urban school. In less than eight hours, the volunteers completed the play space, which will serve more than 300,000 children and their families for years to come.
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